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storms. >> the new york times reports the obama administration will tackle climate change this term by avoiding broad, far-reaching and birds through congress and instead focusing on administrative actions. these include reducing power plant emissions, increasing the efficiency of home appliances, and reducing the federal government's carbon footprint. although the white house is planning a campaign to build public support, environmentalist have been warned not to expect "full-scale engagement" what congress is preoccupied with other issues including gun control, immigration, and the federal budget. we'll have more from president obama's second inauguration after the headlines. algeria has confirmed the death toll from its recent hostage crisis and a southern gas field saying 37 foreigners and 11 workers lost their lives. the dead included three americans. the attackers came from algeria and neighboring mali as well as several foreign countries, including egypt and canada. algerian troops raided the complex over the weekend after the attackers were raided it last week, calling for a
's review that harshly criticized the state department, and what the obama administration is going to beef up security at u.s. facilities worldwide. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security and libya. >> developing news this morning, fire fighters are still on the scene of a fire in a vacant chicago warehouse. this is new video into kron 4. you concede that the flames rising from the top of the building as plums of smoke rose into the sky. on the left you can also see just how cold is there. the fire department says about a third of the city's fire vehicles were battling the fire. no injuries are reported. it's >> this morning a man is in custody after he was seen is shining a laser in a television news helicopter. it the same chopper that you see here in the morning on kron4. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news, which was on assignment over oakland monday night. with their camera recording, the helicopter is repeatedly hit by a red laser beam coming from a home somewhere below. in this case, sk
are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states and other countries against some aspects of this operation, the algerian operation, here is what she said. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones who have assaulted this facility, have taken hostage algerians and other
religious, this is a government that will call -- with the european union, a clash with the obama administration and will not curry favor with the israeli public. this kind of government might not survive. >> this party led by a formal journalist could now play a role in a more modern government. another newcomer is shaking israel's political landscape. >> benjamin netanyahu has taken this page -- taken the stage. let's listen. >> that was the whole of israeli citizens. i'm hoping to leave these changes and for this purpose, we ought to create a wide as possible government. i started this task already this evening. the government that will be created will be based on the following principles. the government will be based on five central ideas. the strength and security facing the great challenges. and the main principle was and has been and will be to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. secondly, responsibility for the economy in the face of the continual global crisis. thirdly, a governmental responsibility for yearning for a real peace. enhancement approved equality in ne
he biggest question facing the obama administration. >> i want to take one for the team and ask a big question. did the president know she was lip syncing and does he care? >> i have not had the discussion with him. i don't know that i understand the variety and contradictory reports on the matter and i would refer you to j-sick or pick. >> jennifer: that refers to the committees that organize the inauguration. bill press did follow up with a more pointed question, and jay carney danced around it and similar questions from other reporters. unfortunately we may never know what happened on that stage with beyonce and whether she lip synced. check us out on line at current.com/thewarroom website. thanks so you all joining us here in "the war room." >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we have a great show ahead for you tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton went up the hill and the republicans were aggressive and hot style. get a look. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables fr
chris stevens. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best- after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues. >> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in emb
're that bad. >> as the obama administration builds up for the legislative battle, a new poll shows 56% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usually ends up working in their favor in terms of membership. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. it's great to have you with me this morning. and the president is going to have two very big opportunities to sell the country on his proposals about gun violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of c
here, i think the possibilities for this obama administration is endless. the president is the first one to kind of admit and really embrace, and that is the power of the american people. so how can they utilize this group, the following, the support people have had for his re-election and turn that into something that can help push an agenda forward? and in this case, it's embracing this moment in time, which is an increasing support for gun control legislation. >> so now as we look at that new nbc news "wall street journal" poll, i want to show everybody where the president sits in his approval rating right now at 52%, 44% disapprove. but this was really interesting where the president hits at very good ratings over 50%. if we look at the categories that fly up on the screen here, easy going and likable at 61% understands the average people. aaron, how does the president capitalize on what we all witnessed for re-election. but based on these numbers? these are strong figures for the president coming in for his second term? >> i really think that's what the president has going for h
now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has again delayed its decision on the keystone xl will pipeline, now saying it will not come before march. president obama initially sidestepped the issue in 2011 by putting it off until after the election. on tuesday, the state department confirmed the white house would not make a decision in the year's first quarter. there was an announcement of support from nebraska governor dave heineman. in a letter to the white house, he signed off on the section of the proposed keystone route from canada after it was redesigned to avoid a key october. -- aquafor. 350.org does organizing a presidents' day rally against the pipeline in washington, d.c. next month. the supreme court has refused to hear in this group challenge of the epa to set standards for air pollution. the move leaves intact a 2010 regulation limiting regulations of sulfur dioxide. president obama has tacitly endorsed a house republican plan to lift the debt ceiling for the next four months. the measure would lift enforcement of the gove
. >> reporter: republican ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> again, we were misled there were supposedly protests and that something sprang out of that, the assault spring out of that and we learned that that was not the fact and the american people counsel have known that within days. they did not know that. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out on a walk because they decided to kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: clinton focused her testimony on her efforts to fix security issues at the state department. she pointed out that while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. secretary clint
.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya so in doubt they will have many questions for secretary of state, hillary clinton, whose testimony was delayed because of medical issues. abc7 news reporter will have much more coming up in a live report next half hour. >> later today, air national guard will leave mountain view for deployment. members from the 129th recuse wing or on a mission to afghanistan. final deployment preparations are underway at 10:30 with the national guard not knowing the exact departure time. 75 citizen airmen from the bay area are leaving to provide support to our troops. >> state lawmakers in sacramento are dealing with something they are not used to, excess cash. california is expected to end this month with an extra $4 billion in income taxes. it is reported that the boom is likely because of tax changes at the state and federal level and experts say the extra income top earners made at the end of december such as bonuses and dividend payments is al
on the consulate in benghazi. congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area. we will have more in a live report next half hour. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton has paid east debt finally from the 2008 presidential rain. she made the final payment of $73,000 to a political advisor on december 31, the last of the campaign debt of $12 million. since she faced fundraising restrictions as secretary of state her husband, former president bill clinton, did a lost fundraising for her. >> good news and bad news for football fans who want tickets to see the super bowl in the big easy. the good news? ticket prices are cheaper than a year ago this time. the bad news? you will need a second mortgage to buy them. cornell? >> will. 49er stayed taking shape behind me and some fans, will, they are taking to desperate measures to get their way to the super bowl in new orleans. it is possible that it will cost you big time. this week, 49 season ticket
't really passed a budget resolution during the obama administration ever. but even before the house approved the new -- no budget, no pay measure. harry reid said he would bring it up and intends to pass it it watch. >> but to spare the middle class another knockdown, drag out fight we're going to proceed to work on this legislation and get it out of here as quickly as we can. >> i also want to give credit where credit is due. and i thank speaker boehner for his leadership in diffusing a fight over the debt ceiling debate. >> 86 house democrats went along with boehner in the bill. 33 republicans opposed it as insufficiently conservative, shep? >> shepard: this doesn't stop the fight though, carl. it just puts it off for a while, right? >> yeah, in the short-term it did i investigators default by exceeding the nation's borrowing limits. there has been no reduction in spending or the deficits. if that happens in the upcoming budget phase, everybody wins but it hasn't happened in washington for years. spending has been going up and there hasn't been a balanced budget since the 1990s. >
died in exchange for the freedom of two prominent terror suspects behind bars in the u.s. the obama administration rejected that offer. >>> at least one person is dead from an earthquake that hit western indonesia this morning, it was a magnitude 6 on the northern tip of the island of sumatra. a 9-year-old girl was found dead in the ruins of her home. several other people are hurt and power was knocked out. there was no tsunami from that quake. >>> bay area headlines now, piedmont police are searching for suspects in two violent home invasion robberies less than an hour apart. the two robberies were on opposite sides of piedmont but the same group of armed men may have been responsible. no one was seriously injured. >>> a community meeting is planned this evening to discuss the closure of a fire station in walnut creek. the contra costa county fire protection district is scrambling to cut costs and the shutdown of station 4 is part of the plan. meeting begins at 7:00 at walnut heights elementary school in walnut creek. >>> 6:11. a surfer in a tou
and me, and the executive branch, both in the bush administration and the obama administration, to act. she is the director of the bipartisan policy center's homeland security project, and her movie, killing in the name, did an extraordinary amount to expose the fact that much of al qaeda's poor is against in a sense muslims. there's lots of big shots and mission, and one of them, a great favorite of mine, bill webster just walked in, but weighing in at 100 pounds, carrie may actually be the heavyweight. so welcome, carrie. welcome to all of you, and welcome to janet napolitano. [applause] >> are you embarrassed? oh, good. that was my intention. okay, madam secretary, let's start with cyber. you have said that a cyber 9/11 is not an if, but a win. what would a cyber 9/11 look like and how soon could it happen? >> it could happen imminently. what would it look like? it could take many forms, but let me just give one that may come to mind, which is what happens when the electric grid goes down. you saw that during sandy, and you see how that impacts everything from the ability to heat ho
a position in the obama administration will be part of his future. please join me in the coming to the national press club, the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa. [applause] >> thank you, thersa for that introduction, and for inviting me here today at the national press club. before i start, i grew up in a home where we are used to serving ourselves, so whenever i am served, i like to think our servers. if we could give them a big hand, please. [applause] i want to think particularly the members of the press club for this opportunity to speak to you all today. i am truly honored to be here at one of our country's most venerable institutions of in less than six months my final term as mayor of los angeles will come to a close. with each passing week i take another step toward what one would call the transition from who's who to who's he? the sun may be setting on my administration but i am not writing off into the sunset just yet. the agenda is still packed with challenges. many of those present challenges still demand action. chief among them is immigration reform. ther
, the obama administration has provided financial incentives for states to provide value add educators for paying and promoting teachers. proopinion anyones point out they're a huge potential improvement over systems in which all teaches are paid in a system -- many experts warn these assessments have large margins of error and can deliver misleading results. the union representing the new york city teachers spent more than $100,000 on a up in advertising campaign, built around the headline, this is no way to rate a teacher. opponents argue the value added assessment creates a false impression used by parents and public officials who do not understand the limitations of of this. everybody is right up to a point. a man works extensively with value added data for teachers, warns that these are inharen day noisy. the results are based on a single test, taken on a single day, by a single group of students. all kinds of factors can lead to random fluctuations, anything from a particularly difficult broken student to a broken air conditioning unit clanking away in the classroom while testing
we took aggressive action. our conference of mayors engage direct with the obama administration and congress through every step of fiscal cliff negotiations. at the national press club on september 15, we released a letter to vice president scott smith, our second vice president kevin johnson and i drafted, 131 of our mayors sign, calling on congress to adopt a bipartisan and balanced approach deficit reduction by incorporating spending cuts with additional revenue. we took the same message to both political conventions and to the presidential debate where mayors of both parties were active and visible participants, speaking for commonsense solutions to the pending fiscal crisis. in just one week after the election, our leadership came to washington. we met with the vice president biden in the white house, the entire house democratic leadership, senate majority caucus, and rising leaders such as senator marco rubio, and other key decision-makers, pushing for action to the fiscal cliff. during those meetings we made it known that cities have already led on deficit reduction. mayo
me. the. >> pelley: what can president obama do for the states in a second administration? >> i think the smooth imlimit station of the affordable care act, so-called obamacare, which is off to a very good start and it's quite familiar to us in massachusetts because it's modeled on what we've had since 2006 but i think it's a big list for a lot of states and i think the partnership that h.h.s. has shown already with the states and the flexibility has been enormously important. beyond that, i think a growth agenda which is about investing in our future is enormously important to everything and every citizen. >> schieffer: governor, if you were to put a headline on the president's speech today, what would be the headline? what's the hook? >> i think i'd say "new resolve." i think what we'll see in the second term is a fresh resolve from this president. a dorplgs continue to try to pull us together. to ask people to turn to each other rather than on each other. to be very, very specific about the big lifts we have to do in gun safety, in immigration reform and, above all, in what we have
the obama administration handled the benghazi attack and the susan rice explanation but he just was crisp. he made his point. lot of shots. asked questions. overdue giving a speech. the reason that i think johnson got under her skin is when you keep asking her about the susan rice talking points, that's why she didn't -- i think that's why she erupted. it is not as if she had not by that point explained it had been covered. rand paul saying you should have been fired and all of that. that is not as constructive a questioning as find out something new, senator. you have -- you have in the hot seat. ask a question. if you think she's going to be on the job or they're hiding something, ask a question that will bring out a new fact. >> bill: yeah. here's rand paul with his -- two things he says here. number one, i would have fired you. before that, talking about equating this to 9-11. pipsqueak paul. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately with your leaving, you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9-11. and i really mean that. and i've been pre
a straightforward factual point. that is, that the american people were lied to and why to consciously by the obama administration, not four days, four weeks. to have her sit there in that chair without performance, political theater. some may find it amusing. i find it alarming that this administration is setting forward a legacy for itself that looks to me as though it will be the most dishonest low-paid deceitful administration since the nixon administration. lori: we do care. lou: who could not care? lori: of course you do. melissa: what she said is what difference does it make. lou: if it did not matter, why did the administration lied to the american people for three weeks? why do they continue to withhold information about what transpired and who is responsible amongst, how did she call it, a federation, a affiliates of al qaeda which suggests a very loose understanding of what al qaeda and other organizations through north africa, the middle east and southern asia represent. it is really very stunning stuff. melissa: she talks about what difference does it make, it makes a huge difference.
the terrorist who killed them. they blame the state department who nominated him in the obama administration. whose side are they on anyway? give them hell hillary today. give them hell. we will talk about that and more on the "full-court press." the latest: today's current news update lisa has it out in los angeles. >> hey bill majority leader is giving an ult mader. reid is giving mccog36 hours to come up with a plan, to about midday tomorrow. over the last few years we have seen a record number of filibusters from republicans. now reid wants to shift the power to the minority, to require 41 members to vote to maintain a filibuster rather than the usual 60 votes to end it. many democrats and filibuster reform advocates are sponsoring that plan, calling it an effective middle path and a step in the right direction. if mcconnell refuse to see agree, reid says he is willing to pursue the constitutional option of changing the rules even without the usual two-thirds vote. republican senators are reintroducing a bill to eliminate obamacare's individual mandate.
up the latino vote. going forward in his second term, the obama administration can expect the latino community will keep a close eye on whether or not the president can deliver his promise on comprehensive immigration reform. nick valencia, cnn. >> so given the la to inknow voter support, it is no surprise the president has set immigration reform as a top priority for his second term. now gun control has also vaulted to the top of that list. those are also big priorities for los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. he joins me now. it's always great to see you. >> great to be with you and john and kate, as well. >> mayor, you sent a letter recently to vice president biden as he was working on his gun control proposals. you had some suggestions for him. what did you say? >> we need universal background checks. 40% of all the gun sales don't require a background check because they're private sales. we need to toughen our gun laws. we need assault weapons ban. we need to make sure that we deal with gun trafficking and what they call straw purchasers. these are people that buy guns legall
issue facing the obama administration. >> reporter: good morning. in his inaugural address on monday, the president signaled he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. no calls for bipartisanship. just a message for republicans he believes the election was an affirmation of his view of government. he called on his commitment to keep social programs and also invest in the future. to respond to climate change and gay rights and gun control. in the evening, the president and vice president partied at a pair of inaugural balls. and all this came as republicans in congress announced that they would hold a vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months months, delaying another showdown. the president gives his state of the union speech where he'll give out more specifics of the politics he started on the inaugural. for "cbs this morning," bill plante at the white house. >> there were two official inaugural balls last night but the late hyphenate party at the white house might have been the place to be. there were blue lights in the east room. singer
years with the obama administration with cbs. we've seen the results of that conflict of interest play out when questions are asked. >> steve: where he writes in slate, the lefty blog u got to destroy the republican party. i guess he just wants one party which would essentially make it a dictatorship. in the article he's blaming all the woes in washington on those darn republicans. i guess he's forgotten about the do nothing democrats in the u.s. senate, who haven't passed a budget in three years. i guess he forgot about the fact that the republicans actually are now talking about voting tomorrow on extending the debt limit so there is not a fight. and about how about a month ago, they raised taxes on the rich. he's forgetting all about that. he's just trying to help barak obama with a successful four years. >> right. he makes this argument in piece that republicans have been the ones standing in the way of president obama's first term agenda. if i recall correctly, president obama has spent a lot of money, there hasn't been a lotting spending cuts at all, in fact. president obama got
that was warranted in his case. president obama started his administration off with an apology tour i thought was unauthorized, unnecessary and ridiculous, there are times you do apologize. i don't think it's because of public pressure. i think it needs to be something internal. david: we were talking before about the nation of victimhood how destructive that is. charles: exactly. stuart: the highlight reel is next. upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity theft was until i lost my credit and eventuall
of that effort, and we will be. >> and what is the united states government, the obama administration willing to do to be part of that effort of the french invasion of mali? >> well, you know, it's important to see an international effort. there are european countries that will be helping on training and other steps. and the united states is helping as well. we're helping on airlift and intelligence support. we'll look at other ways to try to provide assistance, as well as training. this has to be an international effort, because frankly, al-queda is an international threat. the best way to handle this now is to have all of these countries working together to do everything we can to stop al-queda. >> mr. secretary, you do not imagine u.s. fighting forces being involved in mali alongside the french at this point? >> no, i don't see troops on the ground. but i do see the kind of assistance that will help the french and ultimately help the african nation go into mali and really provide more permanent security there. >> what are some of the national security threats over the next four years and n
in the community. >> when you look at the last administration who never went in the community. >> the obama who made the most impact is michelle. you have seen her doing a lot more work at schools between her gardens that she has at the whitehouse, you know, that has local school kids. she has been to places like anacostia high school. i can't remember the name of the movie but the child obesity movement has put her in direct contact with a lot more of this community, i think, than anything the president has done, which is fine. there is nothing wrong with that. he showed up at the chili bowl once, i believe with the former may. that was the end of that. at that couple of restaurants but i would say michelle is the one who has the most impact on the city. i have no problem with that. >> ted's bulletin. she has been to good stuff, just down the street. that barbecue joint. >> ken income's. >> dickies is off h street. >> i am trying to think. i am where it is. i can walk on to it. the fish shall sandwich is understanding it a little bit. four pieces of fish on top
administration. ms. hyde was nominated by president obama and confirmed by the u.s. senate in 2009 as the administrator of samhsa. she has served as a state mental health director, state human services director, city housing and human services director, as well as ceo of a private, nonprofit managed behavioral health firm. she is a member of or has served as consultant to many national organizations including the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, the american college of mental health administration, and the united states department of justice. our second witness is no stranger to this committee. dr. thomas insel, director of the national institute of mental health at the national institutes of health. he has been director since the fall of 2002. prior to that, he was professor of psychiatry at emory university, and he was the founding director for the center of behavioral neuroscience, one of the largest science and behavioral centers funded by the national science foundation. he has published over 250 scientific articles and four books, including "biology of parental
thy servant barack obama the 44th president of these united states, his family, and his administration. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily, or in a short span of time. but know this, america, they will be met. on this day we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose, over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations, and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture the time has come to set aside childish things. the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit, to choose our better history, to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea passed on from generation, to generation. the god given promise that all are equal. all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. [drumline] >> [newscaster] he is truly, i think the first american president, in i don't know how long, who truly has, o
in the administration a man of integrity. former obama aide was chief domestic policy adviser. >> dennis traveled extensively with the president. when you spend day in and day out with someone in a high stakes, very stressful set of circumstances, you get to know them well. i think they think very similarly but at the same time they are very straightforward and honest with each other. dennis isn't afraid to challenge the president. >> barns said that while m mcdonough is known for his foreign policy shops, he will be able to handle the issues. and he knows how capitol hill works. something that will be crucial in the coming fiscal fights. now, the suspected announcement comes as the president is criticized for a lack of diversity among to have staffers. his choices for secretary of defense, secretary of defense, secretary of treasury and cia director are all men. wolf? >> athena jones at the white house with the latest on that, an important position indeed. thank you. >>> monday's inauguration is a big day for president obama. historic day for the entire country. it's also a
morning. it is official. president obama's second term is underway. he took the oath of office in a short ceremony moments ago at the white house. the oath was administratorred by chief justice john roberts. this is the third time that the president and john roberts have gotten together to do the oath of office. you might recall that four years ago during president obama's inauguration. chief justice flubbed the words of the inauguration so out of an abundance of caution the two men got together to resay it. that was the private ceremony with just the president's family there. there will be a public swearing in tomorrow on the national mall where they are expecting a crowd that will be smaller that they had four years ago where nearly 2 million people showed up. they are expecting maybe 800,000 people to be out here. there will being the traditional parade and two inaugural balls. security is extremely tight with 13,000 military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inaugu
loopholes. three, strengthen the penalties for illegal purchases of guns. today, president obama and vice president biden released the administration's plan to reduce gun violence through new legislation and executive action. i was honored to be at the white house earlier today for that release and i can tell you that the administration clearly listened closely to the recommendation which the mayors have offered. the nation's mayors urge congress to give that report full consideration and to move swiftly forward on the legislative action it requires. we know preventing gun violence whether it is a mass shoot information a school or murder on a street corner will take more than just strengthening our gun laws. we need to reverse a culture of violence in our nation so violent acts are not the first response of settling a difference or compensating for a wrong. we need to fund our mental health system so we can identify troubled individuals earlier and get them the help they need. lastly, in addition i personally support the creation of a national commission of domestic terrorism, violence,
. the consensus that emerged was clear. as president obama said, there is one thing that we can do to reduce this violence, if there is one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. this is what drove the administration on a range of legislative remedies along with 23 executive actions to mass shootings and prevent gun violence. on wednesday president obama signed directives putting these into action. my colleagues and i will continue to do everything in our power to maximize and implement the recommendations for keeping our people safe for our cities and neighborhoods and schools secured. the ability to tackle this challenge depends on the willingness of americans to make a positive difference. we can begin calling for immediate action. as a president the president indicated, congress should move swiftly without legislation to strengthen our ability to keep criminals and other dangerous individuals from getting access to deadly weapons. we could do so today with the help of a licensed dealer. many licensed dealers throughout the country already facilitate firearms transfers betw
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